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2008-10-16: JFPM CEO is titlebearer for the Boss of the Year 2008

KGOSIENTSO RAMOKGOPA, the CEO of the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market (JFPM), was crowned the titlebearer for the Boss of the Year 2008 at a glittering .Banquet Luncheon held on National Bosses Day, Thursday 16 October 2008 at the Montecasino Ballroom in Gauteng.

To be regarded as the top boss in South Africa is an accomplishment and a very special tribute from own staff, not least of which is becoming a new role-model belonging to a community of role-models established over the last 19 years.

"It is a pleasure to congratulate Kgosientso on the achievement of having become a titlebearer for 2008 Boss of the Year Award®." says Thomas Mawasha, Kgosientso's nominator for the award.

"We are delighted that his remarkable leadership qualities are given due recognition they deserve. We've known he's a dynamic and visionary leader and felt strongly that the public should also know about his leadership qualities that are alert to the demands of today's socio-economic realities."

"Kgosientso has brought about creativity into the JFPM workplace and this has gone some way to improving the business environment", says Thomas.

The Boss of the Year Award® acts as a barometer of the South African nation and its places of work, because annually the entries received and the finalists chosen reflect WHO is doing a good leadership job, and WHERE.

Every year, from hundreds of nominations received, 15 entries make it to the semi-finals, from which the 6 finalist are chosen. The task of getting the 6 that stand out is often arduous – all the more glory to the person who gets crowned as tittle bearer.

The Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market is Africa's largest center for the sale of fruit and vegetables and is ranked fifth largest in the world. The Market's core business is to create a central facility for the trading of fresh produce and this entails establishment of physical infrastructure and support services. The Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market is a wholly owned entity of the City of Johannesburg. It was corporatised in 2000 along with other city owned entities to enable the Joburg City Council to confine its interests to core activities.